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COVID19 Information

Valley’s number one priority is the health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community. COVID19 has been challenging for everyone and has shaped the way we function as an organization. We understand the importance of standard safety precautions and how they are vital to keeping Valley operational. Over the past year, we implemented practices and safeguards to slow and stop the spread of COVID19 and other diseases in our facilities. We are working hard at making the COVID19 vaccine available to Valley employees and clients. We plan to continue to implement our safety practices going forward to ensure everyone is healthy and safe. Help by partaking in the following safety precautions:

1. Get vaccinated if you are able to do so
2. Do not gather in groups other than those living in your household
3. Wear a mask when you are not alone and practice social distancing
4. Avoid going into work if you are sick and avoid being in contact with people that are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
7. Wash your hands as often as possible

Together we can help protect others and save lives. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance please reach out to your direct supervisor so we can help! For more information about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine visit the CDC website here

We are currently offering medication delivery through our ValleyRx pharmacy and remote therapy by phone and telehealth.

Need someone to talk to during this tough time? You are not alone. Call our support line 801.263.7210 to speak with a trained clinical professional. Our phone line will be available 5 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm.

As our country and state monitor COVID19, Valley Behavioral Health is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community. We made the following changes in 2020 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID19 and to ensure smooth operations for our healthcare system and will continue to consider these items in the months to come:

  • Utilizing Telehealth video conferencing calls when possible
  • Recommending that all clients that are sick or showing symptoms arrange with your care team to utilize telehealth or alternative appointment arrangements
  • Screening staff for symptoms
  • Monitoring all clients daily that are housed in our residential units
  • Restricting and limit visitors to our housing and residential programs
  • Canceling or postpone all large-scale gatherings

We will continue to monitor the situation and respond to changes to this public health situation.

Sincerely,
Valley Behavioral Health Leadership

How can I protect myself from COVID19?

The best way to protect yourself from contracting COVID19 is by using the same daily habits that help prevent the spread of many viruses, including the common cold and the flu. To help prevent the spread of disease always:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Get vaccinated when possible
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Wash with soap and warm water for 15 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitizers
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home when you’re sick (and keep sick children home from school)
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

What do I do if I am sick?

If you are sick stay home
You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation,ride-sharing, or taxis.
Cover your coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
Wash your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Perform routine environmental cleaning
Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.

What do I do if I’m sick and think I’ve been exposed to COVID19?

If you were in close contact with someone confirmed to have the infection and begin to feel sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, seek medical care, and get tested. Before you go to the doctor, call ahead and let them know about your travel and symptoms to limit potential exposure to others, and avoid spreading the virus.

Please wear a mask in our facilities and around other people if you have a fever, are coughing, sneezing, have a runny nose, or are having difficulty breathing. Please also consider using Intermountain’s Connect Care service on your smartphone, tablet, or computer to connect with an Intermountain clinician and receive specific care recommendations.

Information about COVID19 is rapidly changing. For the most up-to-date news and travel advisories, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website.

Please be sure to call before you arrive anywhere for treatment to avoid long waits and unnecessary travel.

COVID19 Utah Department of Health Hotline

The Utah Department of Health has an information hotline.

The Utah Coronavirus Information Line can be reached at 1-800-456-7707 where Utahns will be able to call this number and speak with trained healthcare experts with any questions or concerns regarding COVID19. Healthcare providers may also call the line for assistance.

Numerous language translations will also be available to callers.

The hotline was made possible with a collaboration with the Utah Poison Control Center.

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